Rohr Park

Nancy Christensen
 

I visited Rohr Park yesterday for the first time in almost 30 years (birding sure takes you to a variety of places!)

Although I did not find the Parula reported there, I did see the Black and White warbler, Townsend’s Warblers (2) and a Yellow Warbler. Numerous Ruby-crowned Kinglets. All of these small birds were found in the locust trees southeast of the third driveway (entrance to Lot C).

 

Photos below (not good ones I’m afraid), of some of the birds:

 

Mystery Warbler –  yellow below, gray on head, back and neck. No wing bars. Fairly long bill, long tail. It has been suggested that this an orange-crowned warbler……

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_Iy8pv6-lTCRfrFAL18xO9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rfjNI5I2lcvJZ4XSDhm3HdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Townsend’s Warbler

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Sb8FKOx5rnXZNc-4fsmNP9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Western Tanager

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/I7mgBOsp4kHN35GdNFZLLNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Red-naped Sapsucker (there may have been 2 birds present – one shows a great deal more white on the side of the head)

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Xbi7THAPurXUP1e8Rgq249MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

?Rose-breasted Grosbeak

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/F7wjzjBdDDFIPXoXJLpZ0NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

The Grosbeak was very pale and washed out to my eye – the photo is much warmer probably because of the late time of day. Bill appears to be uniformly pale pink.

 

The tanager, grosbeak, sapsucker, as well as a nuthatch, were all found enjoying some small puddles between the railroad tracks and the fence.

 

Nancy Christensen, Ramona

 

 

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